Install TWRP & Root Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge on Nougat Firmware

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The Android 7.0 Nougat OTA for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge rollout started for EE in UK and it was followed by the release of the official Nougat firmware for the UK users. Since the available Nougat firmware is carrier-unbranded, it can be installed on any Galaxy S7/S7 Edge with model number SM-G930F or SM-G935F. The good thing is the firmware for these models can also be installed on the dual-SIM variants of the S7/S7 Edge.

If you have already updated your Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge, you must have lost your root and custom recovery already. In case you want to continue enjoying root privilege and TWRP on the new Android Nougat firmware, here’s how you can do that.

Note and Disclaimer

Please note that the official TWRP for Nougat on Galaxy S7/S7 Edge is not available yet but the Marshmallow version is reported working on Nougat too. By installing a custom recovery on your S7 and rooting it, you’ll void its warranty. I have tested the procedure on my Galaxy S7 Edge (SM-G935FD) successfully but still, you are warned to proceed unless you understand what you’re going to do. The procedure might soft-brick your device but you can easily recover it by installing the stock firmware back. Please note that Samsung Pay won’t work once your Galaxy S7 is rooted.

Confirmed working on:

  • Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge (SM-G930F/G935F)
  • Dual-SIM Galaxy S7/S7 Edge (SM-G930FD/G935FD)

In case you own a US variant of the Galaxy S7/S7 Edge, head to the following tutorial:

Get Prepared

If you have made up your mind to get your Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge rooted and install TWRP recovery on it, here’re a few thing you need to do beforehand.

  1. Download Odin3_v3.11.1.zip.
  2. If you own the Galaxy S7 (SM-G930F/FD), download this TWRP image:
    twrp-3.1.0-0-herolte.img.tar
  3. Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge (SM-G935F/FD) users should download this file:
    twrp-3.1.0-0-hero2lte.img.tar
  4. Download the latest TWRP flashable SuperSU zip: SR3-SuperSU-v2.82-SR3-20170813133244.zip
  5. Also download: no-verity-opt-encrypt-5.0.zip
  6. Make sure you have Samsung USB Drivers installed on your computer.
  7. Go to Settings> About device> Software info and tap Build number 7 times to enable Developer options. Now enable OEM unlocking and USB debugging in Developer options.
  8. Do not forget to backup your phone’s data and charge it to at least 60% battery level.

Install TWRP & Root Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge on Nougat

After downloading the required files and doing things instructed above, let’s head to the steps to install TWRP recovery and root your Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge.

  1. Extract the downloaded Odin zip file to your desktop and copy the twrp-3.0.2-4-herolte.img.tar file to the extracted folder.
  2. Now turn off your Galaxy S7 and press and hold the Volume Down + Home + Power keys at the same time for 2-3 seconds to boot your phone into the Download mode. Release the keys as soon as you see a blue screen with exclamation sign and press the Volume Up key.
  3. When your phone gets into the Download/Odin mode, open the Odin folder and launch the Odin v3.11.1.exe as administrator.
  4. Now connect your Galaxy S7 to your computer using a USB cable.
  5. The ID:COM port on Odin will be highlighted in blue as soon as your device is detected.
  6. Click the AP button in Odin and add the twrp-3.1.0-0-hero2lte.img.tar file to it.
  7. Then Click the Options tab in Odin and uncheck Auto-Reboot.
  8. Now click the Start button to trigger TWRP installation.
  9. When TWRP is installed and you get PASS! message in Odin. Disconnect the USB cable if you wish to. However, if you want to copy the SuperSU and no-very-opt-encrypt zip files over MTP, stay connected to PC.
  10. Now press and hold the Volume Down + Home + Power buttons at the same time and immediately swap to Volume Up as soon as the screen goes blank/black while still pressing the Home and Power keys. Keep the 3 keys pressed until you get into TWRP Recovery.
  11. At this point, you will reach the screen asking if you want to allow system modifications. Just ignore the warning.
  12. Now tap Reboot> Recovery.
  13. Your S7 will get into TWRP mode again.
  14. Now connect your phone (while booted in TWRP mode) to your PC and transfer no-verity-opt-encrypt-5.0.zip and SR3-SuperSU-v2.82-SR3-20170813133244.zip files using MTP mode (via USB cable).
  15. Tap the Install button in TWRP, navigate to no-verity-opt-encrypt-5.0.zip and select it. Swipe the confirmation slider when prompted. (Note: In case you see the red text error in TWRP saying unable to mount storage, go to the main menu in TWRP and select Wipe> Format Data. After that, reboot the recovery and then install no-verity-opt-encrypt-5.0.zip.)
  16. When it’s flashed, go back and tap Reboot> Recovery.
  17. When your phone reboots into TWRP recovery, tap Install again and install SR3-SuperSU-v2.79-SR3-20170114223742.zip this time.
  18. The SuperSU is flashed, go back to TWRP main menu and tap Reboot System.

Done! The first boot might take awhile so don’t panic and wait patiently. To very root access on your Galaxy S7/S7 Edge, download the Root Check app from the Play Store and run it. Enjoy!

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  • Tinus

    Hi I need help…. my phone just keeps blinking “SAMSUNG Galaxy S7 powered by andriod…” continuously how can i solve this…

  • Julian Zapata

    Thanks! It works!

  • You’ll have to flash no-verity-opt-encrypt-5.0.zip and SR3-SuperSU-v2.82-SR3.zip again.

  • Criston Lewis

    Do I have to do the process over again or can I hold volume up, power and home and flash it from there?

  • Criston Lewis

    I did the root check and it said my galaxy s7 is not rooted. Running android 7.0 (nougat)

  • Criston Lewis

    You have been very helpful and accommodating. 5 stars to you. I also had my data backed up so I’m reinstalling everything

  • Glad to know you made it yourself! 🙂

  • Criston Lewis

    Ok, I tried again and was successful. Unfortunately, I had to wipe my internal storage 🙁

  • Install the stock firmware.

  • Criston Lewis

    I install both no verify and super su at the same time and then rebooted without going back to the main menu and now I am stuck in the samsung display. How to fix this? Can I try the process again?

  • Mimou Fares

    if I wipe data, is there any risque to lose my data

  • Yurais Fernandez Leal

    I tried to this in my phone, but before reading this guide.

    I just downloaded TWRP and flashed it, then ignored the red messages about mounting /data (mistake)

    Just sideloaded supersu just as I do for every phone I root.

    After reooting to OS, am stuck in the password request, it is not accpeting my password.
    At this point I would like to:
    Undo the process, recover the ability to get into the phone so I can Backup the needed stuff.

    any way to do this?
    Later I can procedd and format data and do the rest.

  • Glad to know! 🙂

  • icarus p

    HI RAKESH, after following each step the phone appeared to bootloop. i twrp recovery again and tried to wipe data etc but getting some mount error etc. whats the solution.did i flashed older version of recovery( twrp-3.1.0-0-hero2lte.img.tar) i see there is also a latest version on the twrp page. was i supposed to flash that? if yes how do i reflash the latest version.

  • You need to restore your phone to the stock Nougat and then try this tutorial to root your S7.

  • Vasile Zanovei

    CAREFUL!!!!!!!!!!!THE NOTE IN STEP 15 SHOULD ACTUALLY BE STEP 14 OTHERWISE YOU WILL GET A BOOTLOOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

  • Thermostat Thermostat

    I tried cf-auto-root, and now my phone stuck on the Samsung animation
    logo, though the odin shows “pass”.

    Can I follow this tutorial to get my phone back?

    Thanks.

    I can enter download mode by pressing home + power + volume
    down
    I also can enter recovery mode by pressing home + power + column up

    In recovery mode, my phone shows

    samsung/hero21texx/hero2lte

    7.0/NRD90M/G935FXXU1DQD3

  • Hasan Rahman Sawan

    thanks. after wasting times on many other blogs and videos, finally this works.

  • Paul Mihali

    It also worked for Android 6.0.1.
    Thanks for the tutorial!

  • Niqole González

    it worked, thanks 🙂 keep in mind that if you do a wipe/format, it will erase all of your apps and settings.

  • Zar Ni Thant

    Thanks you very much.

  • Nawar Ekko

    i did everythind step by step as in the information above and it worked as charmed …
    but when i install linux on my sm-g935f, i lose my root access for some reason !!
    can you please help me with this !

  • John Smith

    Did you manage to fix this issue? I have same issue.

  • John Smith

    Did you manage to fix this issue?

  • nosnosnos

    When I try to flash TWRP, Odin tells me “Failed!” and on the phone there is an error message:
    Custom Binary(RECOVERY) Blocked By FRP Lock.

  • Did you try formatting data in TWRP?

  • Lloyd Bankss

    So don’t try to root

  • Lloyd Bankss

    Not working at all , followed step by step, piece by piece, and gone into boot loop with SAMSUNG blinking (boot-loop)…..

  • Lloyd Bankss

    YES!!!!! IT STUCK!

  • Daniel Franco

    Do you have any guide on how to bypass the restriction for some apps to run on rooted devices?

  • Do you meant it is stuck on the Samsung logo animation?

  • Great! 🙂

  • Htet Htet

    My phone blinking at start up. even successfully followed above steps.
    Please help.

  • Martin Rađenović

    Had to wipe data.. all cool 😀

  • Martin Rađenović

    So im stuck on step 14. When it boots back up and i try to copy the files, it’s showing the phone on my pc but there arent any folders inside and it doesnt allow me to copy anything to the phone storage. Please help

  • Martin Rađenović

    Im also stuck here, my storage isnt showing up on pc.. and when i try to copy-paste, it says that it cant copy :/

  • Mike44R

    I got to step 10 and everything went smoothly. However, the phone would not enter recovery. Instead it tried to start and got as far as the “Samsung” logo screen and there it sits for the past two hours. I tried reflashing twrp, but it still won’t enter twrp and starts to the Samsung logo. I have an SM-G935FD. I also used Odin3 v3.12.5 and twrp 3.1.0.1. I can’t even shut the phone off. So, how do I fix this?

  • Abarchibody

    How many hours you have been waiting to boot

  • Abarchibody

    After how many hours i still wait my phone to boot completly, it almost 1 hour i’m waiting

  • Lucas Berger

    Hi! After the root process, the phone starts, but the problem is that I can not configure the brightness, the camera and the flashlight do not work.

  • Flash TWRP again.

  • Glad to know!

  • Mohammed Aadhil Azad

    thanks bro i did my self….. thankss thankss thanks a lot

  • Kuma-san

    you need to format for root

  • Rodrigo Lapenta

    You have to download the .tar file, not the .img one.

  • Rodrigo Lapenta

    You won’t be able to use them anymore. By rooting it, you triggered the Knox Warranty Bit to 0x1 and that prevents you to use both Samsung Pay and of course Knox. Since it cannot be triggered again to 0x0, if you need to use them you’ll need to buy another phone…

  • Ayush Damani

    PLEASE HELP!
    Red data appears but I dont want to perform a ‘format data’ and my screen is stuck on ‘samsung’ logo. Please tell what should I do ?

  • Pankaj Lalwani

    i followed each and every instructions provided by you in this tutorial and i have successfully rooted my samsung galaxy s7 edge but the problem i am facing is that i am not able to use MyKnox app and Samsung Pay app… and i use these apps for my daily basis…please help me to get those app work again… i also flashed stock rom via odin but still i am not able to run those apps…
    please help me!!
    Thank You!!!

  • Glad to know!

  • I am sorry for making that mistake. Just corrected it! Thanks for bringing it to our attention, Dave! 🙂

  • Potion PI

    Thanks for answering! It turns out that I didn’t read ahead and after I wiped format data I was able to move the files. My s7’s rooted now.

  • Dave Wrench

    Great tutorial BUT there’s a crucial typo, step 15 says “Tap the Install button in Odin” it should read “Tap the Install button in TWRP I’m sure a few people might get confused?

  • When you connect your phone to PC even in TWRP mode, you’ll be able to access your phone’s storage. Copy those 2 files to your device then. You can also use a micro SD card and copy the files to it.

  • You’re welcome!

  • Black-angel972

    Just did it on my galaxy s7 (Nougat) with odin3.12.5, twrp3.1.0.0 and SuperSU-v2.79-SR3-20170114223742 and it works fine. Root checked with root checker apps.
    Thanks for everyone who worked on dat tutorial

  • I am not sure about Freedom but LuckyPatcher does not support some Nougat builds.

  • Zayd Nazir

    Thanx dude it worked but if I start lucky patcher or freedom it freeze and reboot device 🙁 is there a way to fix that?

  • Zayd Nazir

    Thnx so much i searched on Google about stock firmware and got it back maybe im gonna root another time

  • After which step?

  • Zayd Nazir

    please help the samsung logo keeps coming up what do i do

  • Janiar

    after 4 hour failed and frustrated, finally i found this site,,,,,this is the best instruction that makes me SUCCESS for rooted my S7….
    Thank you so much !

  • Samsung Pay doesn’t work on rooted devices. You can make Samsung Health app work though: http://www.droidviews.com/use-s-health-app-on-rooted-samsung-devices-with-tripped-knox/

  • Tan Lihao

    how do i remove this no-verity-opt-encrypt-5.0.zip after i install? i unrooted my phone, knox and sam pay aint working pls help..

  • – Reboot recovery
    – Install non-verity
    – Reboot recovery
    – Install supersu
    – Reboot phone

  • David Wilkins

    Running s7 edge SM-G935F. Installed twrp, my phone will not boot up. When the galaxy sign comes on it doen’t go to Samsung. It continues to loopback on the Galaxy screen.

  • yuujikuchik

    Did all the steps on my SM-930F, installed Root Check and it recognized the root, device working perfectly fine. Then installed Root App Delete to get rid of bloatware, and for some reason, I can’t delete system apps. SuperSU grants full access to the application, but when trying to uninstall anything, the app prompts me that I don’t have root access. Tried with another app, and same problem. Does anyone have any ideas why this is happening?

  • yuujikuchik

    Did all the steps on my SM-930F, installed Root Check and it recognized the root, device working perfectly fine. Then installed Root App Delete to get rid of bloatware, and for some reason, I can’t delete system apps. SuperSU grants full access to the application, but when trying to uninstall anything, the app prompts me that I don’t have root access.

  • yuujikuchik

    Did all the steps on my Nougat SM-930F, installed Root Check and it confirmed the root. All worked Well, apparently. Altough

  • Yes. you’ll have to install TWRP again.

  • Octavio del Ser

    if so how can i fix it

  • Octavio del Ser

    i did not disable auto reboot, is that bad?

  • Octavio del Ser

    stuck at samsung logo, odin said i passed so twirp works

  • canute mascarenhas

    what to do with the twrp file its an disc image
    like should i burn the file or what please help

  • If you have the red errors (cant mount) just perform a format data and then:
    – Reboot recovery
    – Install non-verity
    – Reboot recovery
    – Install supersu
    – Reboot phone

  • Luis Rom

    If you have the red errors (cant mount) just perform a format data and then:
    – Reboot recovery
    – Install non-verity
    – Reboot recovery
    – Install supersu
    – Reboot phone

  • Glad to know! 🙂

    We have more stuff for you: http://www.droidviews.com/tag/samsung-galaxy-s7-edge/

  • balweg

    work perfectly on S7 G935F 7.0. Thank you so much for this clear instructions =)

  • islaMenesi

    Internal Storage is 0 bytes.
    Can’t mount Data.
    Phone has bootloop in boot screen.
    Odin give me FAIL (Device Info).
    I thought it dead.
    Only solution worked is Emergency Software Recovery by Smart Switch.
    Your Instructions bricked my Device.

  • saaq11

    It doesnt let me mount data for any reason

  • Tap mount button in TWRP and select the partition to mount. Then go back and tap Reboot> Recovery. It should fix the issue. Let me know.

  • saaq11

    i cant wipe data also any solutions?

  • saaq11

    Please help i got stuck on samsung logo
    when i try to wipe cache and dalvik, twrp shows me:
    unable to mount storage
    failed to mount /data (invalid argument)

  • Bon

    I tried to install the file, but my s7 edge shows samsung logo only, how long will I wait for this?

  • acwildchild

    i have the same issue!!!! does anyone know what the actual password is?

  • Disable FRP (factory reset protection) to fix the issue: http://www.droidviews.com/bypass-factory-reset-protection-galaxy-s7s7-edge/

  • Κώστας Αυδής

    ok man u helped me i did it, i root my s7 in the end and thank u for the tuttorial, but i have a little problem now can u help me?? when it opened and i finish all theese i had to do i go and i “checked OFF” the “OEM” in programmer settings and then i did a reboot but now it cant open, it is writting above the samsung galaxy s7 edge logo “custom binary blocked by FAP lock” and it shuts down, i cant even get access in twrp menu, can u help me plz?

  • Κώστας Αυδής

    i had the same problem and i did what u said and still nothing i cant boot my phone

  • Aissam Alilouch

    Yeah Freedom worked after few attempts. Would you mind telling me how to bypass the Safety net test ?

  • LuckyPatcher is not supported on Samsung Nougat firmware. I tried it myself and it failed.

  • Vineeth P K

    now its keep on restarting my device please help me

  • Vineeth P K

    while start up asking for the start up code but showing error on my usual code what to do
    please help me asap

  • Aissam Alilouch

    Well it **Failed** on SafetyNet test any idea on how to pass it?
    Plus Apps like Lucky Patcher Freezes and force my device to reboot after giving root GRANT, is the problem with Super SU it self or I should Install another Superuser like Magisk Su …?

  • Glad to know you made it, mate!

  • Aissam Alilouch

    The only way was to format the internal storage lucky I had a Backup
    my phone is rooted now
    thanks

  • Aissam Alilouch

    It says invalid argument with RED.
    however at the top says Install Successful. is that normal? I’m using GS7 SM-G930F
    Also it stuck on SAMSUNG and when I tried to wipe cash… (not system) it failed
    What should I do ?

  • Press and hold Volume up+Home+Power keys to get into the recovery mode. Wipe dalvik cache and flash the SuperSU again.

  • Yes.

  • I am glad it did! Thanks for the appreciation!

  • Gfxcoorpinc Rodríguez

    It’s work thank you so much for ur help, now i got my s7 flat with root access………

  • Gfxcoorpinc Rodríguez

    thanks

  • Mateo Pesce

    it’s been one hour and my phone still booting… what should i do ?

  • Pundit Punter

    Stupid advice to wipe your system for no reason! Step 17 wipes your data, totally unnecessary and a waste of time to set up everything again.

    Once you get TWRP working, ditch the piece of crap Odin and install manually in TWRP. Skip steps 12 and beyond. You would basically be installing no-verity & SuperSU twice for no reason.

    Never use Odin unless you have to. You just need it to get TWRP going. From here onwards, always use TWRP to install and flash.

  • VlinkZ

    Does it work with S7 G930AUCU4BQA6 (nougat)?

  • Marcos

    Hello man… thanks for this awesome tutorial. Very well explained. Just to be sure, can u tell me if will this method work on S7 G930FXXU1DQB1 (nougat Brazil)???

  • William Carlesso

    After installing TWRP, my galaxy does not leave the Odin screen. Does anyone know how to solve it?

  • Gfxcoorpinc Rodríguez

    Build No. G930T1UVS4BQC1

  • Gfxcoorpinc Rodríguez

    I got a s7 sm-g930T1 Nougat, it’s work in this version?

  • Glad to know, Aung! 🙂

  • Aung Oo

    successfully rooted.i had to try few times 🙂

  • Yes.

  • Aung Oo

    Will Build No. G930FXXU1DQC2 works with this method?

  • Is it still in a bootloop?

  • Mohammed Soban

    my phone keeps restarting.
    After step 20 is it normal??

  • Liel

    Ok got it thanks

  • You can try it without wiping. On my phone it broke WiFi but when I performed the wipe it was fixed.

  • Yes.

  • Raimundo Neto

    work in G935FXXUDQA3?

  • Liel

    Why need to wipe data?

  • It works on all Exynos models. Since the TMO S7 has a Snapdragon pricessor, you should try this instead: http://www.droidviews.com/root-galaxy-s7-s7edge-snapdragon-variant-on-android-nougat/

  • trueblu8

    Excellent. Thanks.

  • trueblu8

    Did you try it yet?

  • atatatatadsada asdasdasdar

    why we do format. all of my app is gone. good work

  • Artie Sloan

    Please can you see if I may be able to root. My cooment is posted above Thank You and so happy for this….I hope!

  • Artie Sloan

    Hello I know I’m late but I am on the T-Mobile Galaxy S7 Edge model : SM-G935T. I’m on Nougat 7.0 I’m on G935TUVU4BQB1. I’m very desperate for root please someone let me know will this work for me. Thanks

  • Dario Lovaković

    I was wondering if i could root my SM-G935F which is on firmware: G935FXXU1DQB. Would it make any difference because it’s not G935FXXU1DPLT?

  • Razi12

    after it says pass on twrp my phone still remains on downloading mode and the bar is not fully finished…

  • Razi12

    after pass in odin the phone stayed in download mode and now its just stuck on samsung logo.
    what to do?

  • Glad to know, Hamid! Thanks for the appreciation!

  • Hamid Seyedani

    Successfuly rooted
    s7 edge (Android 7 Nougat) SM-G935FD
    Speacial thanks to Rakesh

  • Hi, this guide is only about rooting the S7 on Nougat. To install the Nougat firmware, follow the steps given here: http://www.droidviews.com/download-official-android-7-0-nougat-firmware-galaxy-s7-s7-edge/

  • npc spellen

    i have a question. i have a galaxy S7 and i want to upgrade to nougat and root it. At the moment it is at android 6.0.1. if i use this guide will it also upgrade to nougat and get rooted?

  • Try flashing the firmware again!

  • Ibrahim Habib

    After I installed the TWRP under the AP tap as instructed my device fails to boot and when I tried to install stock firmware it gives me the error “SECURE CHECK FAIL (bootloader)”.
    Please help…

  • Glad to know! I have tested the method on PLT firmware and everything including the notification LED worked just fine. I would only suggest you trying it again. Do it and let me know.

  • icarus p

    resolved, ty, however i observed that my LED is not working actually when i bought the device it was working then, afterwards when i flashed UK firmware i dont remember it stopped working then or after rooting. anyworkaround, itried *#o*# test, its not blinking , any clu

  • Turn off the phone and re-flash the firmware.

  • icarus p

    hi rakesh, i decided to unroot but i am stuck again, i reflashed stock rom G935FXXU1DPLT thru odin but when the phone rebooted it showed error com.sec.epdg stopped working, etc then screen became non responsive , was there some step which i missed . is it related to bootloader i mean , was i supposed to uncheck /check unlock bootlaoder option again or if i reflash without using BL the problem will resolve

  • Great! You can’t get OTA with root and TWRP present on your phone.

  • icarus p

    Perfectly. Even managed to get the s s health app working on tripped knox. Only issue seems cannot download latest OTA updates am getting unauthorised error.

  • So, everything is fine now?

  • icarus p

    resolved by downloading older version of twrp

  • icarus p

    no luck rakesh again same thing, i disconnected from odin once PASS. then volume Down + Home + Power , then Volume Up, but its not booting recovery!! its on smaung flashing logo. what seems to be going on,

  • Yes.

  • The tutorial will work on QB3 too.

  • I have rooted my Edge 4 times using this method without bootloop. Try it.

  • Yes.

  • icarus p

    i recieved an OTA update right now G935FXXU1DQB3 , so above still valid?

  • I really missed. Actually I didn’t try S Health after rooting. I’ll add the warning in the tutorial. Thanks!

  • Wang Mat

    Once your KNOX is tripped, you will no longer be able to use the Health S app! Writer failed to mention this!

  • Wang Mat

    Rooted. BUT, if you reset the device (restore factory setting) root will be gone! There is no warning on the KNOX count/trip in the article. Beware!

  • kerplunk

    i tried without wipe data and works perfectly!

  • Yes. If you flash the recovery without flashing, you phone’s WiFi might not work. You must format the data.

  • kerplunk

    is a requirement to wipe data?

  • After which step did it happen?

    (Sorry for the late reply! I was out of town.)

  • yunusemre

    please i need your help

  • yunusemre

    my s7 stuck boot screen samsung how can i